Juventus want Ramires to replace Paul Pogba

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Juventus will look to move for Chelsea midfielder Ramires if Manchester United agree to meet the €90 million asking price for Paul Pogba, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Turin club are ready to cash in on the French midfielder in order to fund a squad rebuilding project. Pogba is one of the most sought after footballers in the world and would be worth a substantial amount in the transfer market.

Pogba, 21, is already regarded as one of the finest midfielders in world football regardless of his young age. He won the award for best young player at this summer's World Cup as well as the Golden Boy award last year.

It has been tough for Manchester United fans to see Pogba flourish away from the club he learnt his trade. The France international quit Old Trafford in 2012 over a reported pay and/or playing time dispute with Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, it seems a return to Manchester United is in the pipeline as Louis van Gaal is one of the only managers in the world who could afford the €90 million asking price. Only Real Madrid could compete with them and still fall in line with Uefa's financial fair play regulations.

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Should Pogba leave, Juventus's first order of business will be to find a replacement. Chelsea star Ramires has already been earmarked for such a role and Jose Mourinho could be offered a deal he simply could not refuse.

The Special One has already sold David Luiz for financial fair player reasons and Ramires could be deemed as expendable should an offer come in. Chelsea have Ruben Loftus-Cheek coming through the academy and selling Ramires could supercharge his development.

Juventus could also go after a host of other stars if Pogba is sold with the same report linking them with moves for the likes of Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels and Atletico Madrid's Miranda.

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